Sunday, January 21, 2018

Winter Holidays in Ski Slopes of Davos in Switzerland

Among the ski resorts that you can choose for a winter holiday in Switzerland, Davos is a place located at 1560 meters above sea level. It is the highest city in Europe. Davos is located in the canton of Grisons in the south-eastern part of Switzerland in the heart of the Swiss Alps and offers beautiful ski slopes, excellent ski lifts, many budget hotels and good restaurants. On holiday in Davos you can also visit some interesting museums and monuments.

Reaching Davos is easy because it is not very far. You can use the entrances of the Engadine, or the Bernina or the Maloja pass, and then climb through the Julierpass.

Ski and winter sports: the Davos ski area

The ski area of ​Davos is very articulated, for a total of 320 kilometers of varied ski slopes (between 1500 and 2800 meters above sea level) and therefore suitable for every type of skier. The ski area consists of 5 ski areas in the Davos area (Parsenn/Gotschna, Jakobshorn, Pischahorn, Rinerhorn and Schatzalp), plus another ski area (Madrisa) which joins the nearby Klosters area.

For snowboarders, there is the Jakobshorn mountain. It is perfect for this discipline as it has a monster-pipe and a half-pipe very funny. Schatzalp instead is an area for those who love sledding. In Davos you will also find 75 kilometers of cross-country ski tracks and 300 kilometers of downhill slopes. There are also excellent ski lifts: there are 10 ovovie, 3 cableways and 10 chairlifts.

Monuments and museums to see in Davos

Davos, which is divided into two different villages (Davos-Dorf upstream and Davos-Platz downstream) also offers some interesting historical monuments to visit: the Town Hall, the St. John the Baptist Church in Davos-Platz, the ancient church of St. Theodulus in Davos-Dorf and the Altes Pfandhaus, typical example of the old houses of the village. In Davos you will also find interesting and original museums: the Kirchner museum (dedicated to the famous local expressionist painter), the games museum (SpielzeugMuseum), the winter sports museum and the rock and mineral museum.

By train from Davos to Zermatt on the Glacier Express

On holiday in Davos you can also take a nice train ride on the Glacier Express from Davos to Zermatt, in the middle of the Valais mountains. It is a rather long trip (about 8 hours), but it is worth doing if you have the time because the train passes through landscapes of incredible beauty.

Why Davos is a good weekend getaway for Skiing?


And just saying the Swiss Alps there is little to add, but if you want me to go on.


Here there is a skiing area of ​​almost 400 km of downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding and sledding. Hiking and trekking are the order of the day, but decidedly appreciable that they have made something like 111 km of trails to go or snowshoe. Also in the Vaillant Arena you can test yourself with hockey and skating.


Have you ever been on a sled pulled by a horse? Here it is. Not only does it appeal to the little ones, it is clear and they have guaranteed me to be a totally eco-sustainable activity. Or the Madrisa and Färich adventure parks. Madrisaland's 100 m long slide is accessible all year round, but in summer you risk encountering milking goats and characters from the magical world of the Tower of Legends. While the Färich Park offers five courses divided by difficulty, from 4 years of age. Now obviously they would be destinations for the little ones, but if you go and have fun, what's wrong?


In addition to the numerous restaurants if you love beer do not miss the brewery. With over ten varieties of light, dark and cloudy, you'll be spoiled for choice. Just do not go by car or better just do not drive later!


It will seem incredible and yet here there is also a museum of all respect and notoriety such as the Kirchner Museum where there are preserved paintings by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner who spent the last years of his life here.


Heimatsmuseum, the local history museum housed in a typical 17th-century Engadine mansion and the Schmelzboden mining museum, dedicated to geology enthusiasts. In addition, the churches of San Giovanni and San Teodulo will allow you to take a leap into the past, up to the early medieval origins of the city.


You can do total immersions here in nature.


There are many mountain biking trails. I will point out to you one of the paths that cross the Alps for 700 km where you will find the Alpinum Schatzalp, a botanical garden with high mountain flora from the Pyrenees, New Zealand, China, Nepal and Tibet.


With all the mountains at your disposal, if you want, here you can swim, sunbathe or sail.

10. Do nothing

Sure! In Davos you can also very simply do nothing. Just enjoy it and eat as much as you can. The choice is to you.

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